Martial Arts (Program Directors — Laurent Buson, Tim Storms):
Classes in all of the traditional Chinese internal and external martial arts including:
Professor Totton also teaches qigong, Taoist meditation, and tui na, the ancient Chinese method of acupressure massage and medical qigong.
|Chi Kung or Qigong||20:30|
|Tai Chi Chuan & Tai Chi Qigong||18:00||10:00|
|Chinese Kung Fu & Chuan Fa||19:00||12:30|
*Sunday Classes at Culver City, California.
Class Preparation: Please arrive before class starts; at least 20 minutes to change to uniform and prepare for warm up exercises. Uniforms and are provided following registration, however, please prepare workout clothing, socks, and kung fu style shoes for the first week. The instructor follows a sequence of exercises to warm up the body, build strength and flexibility, all building up to individual training and advancement. The class is more or less divided into two hours, the first hour includes all students participating in class training together and the second hour students will focus on individual and personalized training. The instructor will pay close attention to each students individual progress and will be observing daily condition, as well as weekly and monthly overall improvement. We encourage each student to bring a water bottle, small towel and a gym bag.
Our classes combine intense total-body workouts with cutting edge self defense. Students work in collaboration, practicing real-life hand to hand combat to instill greater confidence and mindfulness in all aspects of life.
Private Training and Summer Cump are available.
|Kung Fu Health and Fitness||10:00||10:00||10:00|
|After School Program K-8||15:00||15:00||15:00||15:00||15:00|
|Acrobatics & Martial Arts||16:00||16:00|
|Kids Kung Fu (Beginner)||17:00||18:00||17:00||18:00|
|Kids Kung Fu (Advanced)||18:00||17:00||18:00||17:00|
|Demo Team Practice||12:00|
|Kung Fu Make Up Class||15:00|
At Seven Stars Kung Fu we practice the stye of Northern Seven Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu. Northern Seven Star Praying Mantis was invented by a man named Wong Long. Wong Long was a refugee at the Shaolin temple and a rebel against the standing government. At the time it was the habit of the temple to provide refuge to many people, like most modern day churches. Because of this many martial arts styles have passed through the Shaolin Temple and have been spread through out China from there.
Lawrence and his instructors offer classes for kids, adults, women’s self-defense, law enforcement, and a strong program for special needs kids and adults.
|Children's Class (Ages 5-10)||16:15||17:00||16:15||17:00||16:15||9:30|
|Children's Class (Ages 11-15)||17:30||18:30||17:30||17:30||10:15|
Tai Chi Hollywood offers Tai Chi group classes and private sessions in the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles.
At Tai Chi Hollywood we teach Tai Chi, Qi-Gong, Meditation, Sword, Push Hands and other Martial Art forms that enhance overall well being by approaching the internal aspect, the root of it where it all begins and bring it out.
Learn the 47-movement short form created by Cheng Man Ching, the traditional 108-movement Yang Style long form, the traditional Yang Style straight sword form, and Push hands (Tui Shou) with its’ applications.
Classes Duration — 2 hours.
We will encourage and help you learn physical exercises that are right for you: Tai-chi, Chair Exercise, Qigong, walking, etc.
All of the activities will be organized by age-group as well as interest. And we encourage people to become volunteers at the Lounge, keeping the doors open, looking after one another, teaching classes. When there is enough interest in an activity and when we can identify someone to teach or lead an activity, Far East Lounge is the place to do it.
In the evenings, the space will be available to community groups (use fees may apply) for karaoke, business meetings, exhibits, rehearsals, etc. We are planning lots of "special events" as well.
The CBTA USA provides great lectures and hands-on corrections for practitioners in order to deliver the best teaching quality. This is why no drop-ins are allowed here at the academy.
Most of our practitioners have previous experiences in modernized Taijiquan or Yoga. This is the academy that offers the same standard and practical methods as taught in classical Chen Family Taijiquan and yoga lineage.
|Primary (CBTA Classic)||18:00|
|Intermediate and Advanced (Chenjiagou Class)||7:00,|
|Ekatala Yoga Classes||14:00||14:00|
Master Bella Mokover – 5th Degree;
Master Kyle Billingsley – 5th Degree;
Master Mike Jackson – 3rd Degree;
Master Deborah Neikirk – 3rd Degree;
Master Rick Alsop – 1st Degree.
|Chinese Yoga/Chi Gong||9:00||18:00||9:00||19:00||9:00||8:00|
|Tai Chi/Chi Gong||9:00,|
|Chinese Yoga/Chi Gong (front mat)||11:00|
|Reflexology (back mat)||11:00|
|Kids Martial Arts (ages 4-16)||16:00||16:00||16:00|
The SMAC combines the depth and tradition of Chinese martial arts with the intensity and modern training techniques of MMA to work towards the common goals of fitness, health and personal excellence.
|Personal Fitness Training||5:00||5:00||5:00||5:00||5:00|
|Tai Chi Chuan||9:00,|
|Personal Training- By Appointment||16:00||16:00||16:00|
|Children's Shaolin Kung Fu||16:00||16:00|
|Adult Kung Fu||19:00||19:00||19:00||19:00||10:00|
|Black Belt Class||8:00|
|Children's Kung Fu||11:00|
We offer tools towards these such as classes in various styles of Qigong, Tai Chi and Yoga, as well as Energy Medicine and Meditation. Private Energy Therapy Sessions are available.
We also offer private sessions to assist others in their healing path through Energy Medicine, Qigong Energy Therapies, and the Yuen MethodTM. Our Center will host special workshops and guest lectures on health and spiritual development. We also offer music CDs and other healing products, as well as a place to gather for performances and community events.
BE The Change Teachers:
|Medicine Power Qigong||10:00||10:00|
|Nei Yang Gong Qigong||10:00||10:00|
|Stretch & Relax||11:00|
|Global Helth Meditation||19:00|
At the Studio we cover all the bases. We study the self-defense aspect of this ancient martial art. We study breath, meditation and energy work. We talk about Taoist philosophy and how it is still relevant in our daily lives.
All classes offered by the Studio are based on the Hidden Tradition of the Yang Family of Tai Chi Chuan, or Yangjia Michuan Taijiquan. Classes cover the empty hand forms, basic exercises, meditation, applications, and Push Hands. Advanced students can also study sword and staff forms.
All levels are welcomed to come deepen their practice or follow along. No reservation is required, however, it is always recommended you check the website for any rescheduling due to Holiday or weather.
While we do teach basic self defense we do not fight in our school. At the same time we do not teach dance either. Wushu has evolved into the performance sport you see today and while the movements are highly exaggerated and beautiful, there are always hidden applications beyond the surface.
We adhere to a strict four year black belt program which includes 1 year of basics in wushu and basic self defense, followed by 3 years of empty hand (Changquan, fighting set, and Nanquan), weapons (sabre, staff, sword and spear), including beginning, intermediate and advanced compulsory routines and advanced fighting sets.
International, individual, traditional routines and weapons are taught after the four year Black Belt program has been completed.
|Beginning: Adults and Children||17:00||17:00|
|Intermediate-Elite: Levels 10 and up||19:00||19:00|
|Basics: All levels welcome||10:00|
|Weapons: Beginning Weapons and higher||11:00|
A synthesis of the Jun Fan Martial Arts, Filipino Martial Arts (Kali, Escrima, Arnis) and the Indonesian Martial Arts (Pentjak Silat) forms the nucleus of the curriculum taught as the Magda Institute System. The training methods and techniques from other martial arts are also incorporated and utilized in the training process at the Magda Institute e.g. (Savate, Bersilat Muaythai).
|Tiger Warriors Children||17:00||17:00|
|MIWSD (Women’s Self-Defense)||19:00||17:00||9:00|
|Phase 2 & 2-2||19:00||19:00|
|Filipino Kali-Escrima-Arnis Traditional||20:00|
|Indonesian Silat Traditional||21:00|
|MI Tiger Warriors Children (all ages)||10:45|
|Kulintang (Traditional Gong & Drum Ensemble)||13:30|
|Meditation Class (every 3rd SAT)||18:30|
|Spartan Class (Last FRI of every Month)||5:00|
Our 800 square foot dance, group-exercise studio has a sprung dance floor, wall mounted and free-standing ballet barres, floor to ceiling mirrors, and a powerful sound system, plus inspiring art on the walls.
|Pilates Mat class||8:00||8:00||12:00|
|Classic Ballet Barre||18:00|
|Pilates fusion on the mat||18:30||9:00|
|Pilates Classic Mat Class||19:00|
|Intermediate Adult Ballet||10:00|